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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933188/quality-of-care-in-rural-youth-with-type-1-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-pilot-assessment
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Kyle S Stumetz, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Connor Mitrovich, Kathaleen Briggs Early
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) presents a significant health burden for patients and families. The quality of care (QOC) among those living in rural communities is thought to be subpar compared with those in urban communities; however, little data exist to reflect this, especially in pediatric diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate diabetes QOC among families living in rural versus urban areas. 6 QOC markers were used to compare youth with T1DM: appointment adherence, patient-provider communication, diabetes education during clinic visit, congruency with diabetes standards of care, diabetes self-management behaviors, and diabetes-related hospitalizations...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931533/care-transition-interventions-for-children-with-asthma-in-the-emergency-department
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Molly A Martin, Valerie G Press, Sharmilee M Nyenhuis, Jerry A Krishnan, Kim Erwin, Giselle Mosnaim, Helen Margellos-Anast, S Margaret Paik, Stacy Ignoffo, Michael McDermott
The emergency department (ED) is a critical point of identification and treatment for some of the most high-risk children with asthma. This review summarizes the evidence regarding care transition interventions originating in the ED for children with uncontrolled asthma, with a focus on care coordination and self-management education. Although many interventions on care transition for pediatric asthma have been tested, only a few were actually conducted in the ED setting. Most of these targeted both care coordination and self-management education but ultimately did not improve attendance at follow-up appointments with primary care providers, improve asthma control, or reduce health care utilization...
December 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918368/what-can-long-term-attendance-at-programming-appointments-tell-us-about-pediatric-cochlear-implant-recipients
#3
Dawn Choo, Shani Joy Dettman
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to understand factors linked to long-term engagement with available post-implant "mapping" review services for individuals who received cochlear implants (CI)(s) as children. STUDY DESIGN: Demographics, communication outcomes, and appointment attendance records from an unselected group of 400 participants who received CI(s) between 1985 and 2009 were analyzed. RESULTS: After 5 years post-implant, 85.75% (n = 343) of participants attended the clinic for "mapping" appointments between March 2011 and March 2014, but 14...
December 1, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913067/the-financial-impact-of-clinic-no-show-rates-in-an-academic-pediatric-otolaryngology-practice
#4
Zhen Huang, Mariam Ashraf, Heather Gordish-Dressman, Pamela Mudd
PURPOSE: To investigate determinants of no-show rates in an academic pediatric otolaryngology practice including appointment time, age, sex, new patient status, payer mix, and median household income by zip code. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of clinic no-show rates and patient demographics in a free standing children's hospital and affiliated outpatient clinics across eight providers in a one-year period. RESULTS: Analysis shows that the overall no-show rate across all providers was 15% with the highest rate of 19% in the zip code with the lowest median income...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898635/mobile-health-technology-to-communicate-discharge-and-follow-up-information-to-adolescents-from-the-emergency-department
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Margaret Ray, Peter S Dayan, Vartan Pahalyants, Lauren S Chernick
OBJECTIVE: Adolescents are the largest users of mobile technology; yet, there are little data regarding their receptivity to the use of mobile health technology (mHealth) from the emergency department (ED). The objective of this study was to determine adolescents' preferences for receiving ED discharge and follow-up information via mHealth and factors associated with those preferences. METHODS: We administered an anonymous self-reporting survey to patients aged 14 to 19 years discharged from an urban pediatric ED...
December 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898418/rapid-molecular-genetic-diagnosis-with-next-generation-sequencing-in-46-xy-disorders-of-sex-development-cases-efficiency-and-cost-assessment
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Samim Özen, Hüseyin Onay, Tahir Atik, Aslı Ece Solmaz, Ferda Özkınay, Damla Gökşen, Şükran Darcan
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to use targeted next-generation sequencing (TNGS) including all known genes associated with 46,XY disorders of sex development (DSD) for a fast molecular genetic diagnosis. METHODS: Twenty pediatric patients were recruited, and 56 genes related to 46,XY DSD were sequenced using TNGS. The time elapsed between initial appointment and final diagnosis as well as the mean expenditure was determined. RESULTS: A total of 9 (45%) mutations in 4 different genes were identified...
November 30, 2016: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885978/factors-affecting-daily-cochlear-implant-use-in-children-datalogging-evidence
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Vijayalakshmi Easwar, Joseph Sanfilippo, Blake Papsin, Karen Gordon
BACKGROUND: Children with profound hearing loss can gain access to sound through cochlear implants (CIs), but these devices must be worn consistently to promote auditory development. Although subjective parent reports have identified several factors limiting long-term CI use in children, it is also important to understand the day-to-day issues which may preclude consistent device use. In the present study, objective measures gathered through datalogging software were used to quantify the following in children: (1) number of hours of CI use per day, (2) practical concerns including repeated disconnections between the external transmission coil and the internal device (termed "coil-offs"), and (3) listening environments experienced during daily use...
November 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885975/hearing-benefit-and-rated-satisfaction-in-children-with-unilateral-conductive-hearing-loss-using-a-transcutaneous-magnetic-coupled-bone-conduction-hearing-aid
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Melissa J Polonenko, Lora Carinci, Karen A Gordon, Blake C Papsin, Sharon L Cushing
BACKGROUND: Bilateral hearing is important for learning, development, and function in complex everyday environments. Children with conductive and mixed hearing loss (HL) have been treated for years with percutaneous coupling through an abutment, which achieves powerful output, but the implant site is susceptible to skin reactions and trauma. To overcome these complications, transcutaneous magnetic coupling systems were recently introduced. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether the new transcutaneous magnetic coupling is an effective coupling paradigm for bone-conduction hearing aids (BCHAs)...
November 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862585/choosing-a-miracle-impoverishment-mistrust-and-discordant-views-in-abandonment-of-treatment-of-children-with-cancer-in-el-salvador
#9
Nuria Rossell, Julia Challinor, Roy Gigengack, Ria Reis
OBJECTIVE: In El Salvador, at the only hospital offering pediatric oncology care, the number of children abandoning treatment for cancer has decreased in recent years (13%-3%). An investigation of caregivers' motives for abandonment was performed over 15 months from 2012 to 2014. Caregiver and health team perspectives on abandonment are reported using the explanatory model (EM) framework. METHOD: Semistructured in-depth interviews and in hospital participant observations were conducted with caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer, who abandoned their child's treatment or were considering abandoning, and with members of the medical team...
November 8, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854245/-what-does-weight-have-to-do-with-it-parent-perceptions-of-weight-and-pain-in-a-pediatric-chronic-pain-population
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Keri R Hainsworth, Kristen E Jastrowski Mano, Alison M Stoner, Kim Anderson Khan, Renee J Ladwig, W Hobart Davies, Ellen K Defenderfer, Steven J Weisman
Tailored pain management strategies are urgently needed for youth with co-occurring chronic pain and obesity; however, prior to developing such strategies, we need to understand parent perspectives on weight in the context of pediatric chronic pain. Participants in this study included 233 parents of patients presenting to a multidisciplinary pediatric chronic pain clinic. Parents completed a brief survey prior to their child's initial appointment; questions addressed parents' perceptions of their child's weight, and their perceptions of multiple aspects of the relationship between their child's weight and chronic pain...
November 14, 2016: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799583/accuracy-and-efficiency-of-orthoptists-in-comprehensive-pediatric-eye-examinations
#11
Jane Scheetz, Konstandina Koklanis, Maureen Long, Meg E Morris
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE: To investigate the level of agreement between orthoptists and medical practitioners in the comprehensive eye examination of children seen in an orthoptist-led triage clinic. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patient records over a 6-month period were retrospectively reviewed. Those with a presenting complaint related to vision or ocular motility were triaged into the orthoptist-led clinic and included in the study. Patients who did not meet the triage protocol and those who were not assessed by a medical practitioner at a subsequent appointment were excluded from analysis...
January 2016: American Orthoptic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788877/parental-decision-making-associated-with-pediatric-emergency-department-use-for-asthma
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Shawna S Mudd, C Jean Ogborn, Mary Elizabeth Bollinger, Tricia Morphew, Joan Kub, Cassie Lewis-Land, Melissa H Bellin, Arlene Butz
BACKGROUND: Disadvantaged minority children are disproportionately affected by asthma. This group is also known to frequently use the emergency department (ED) for asthma care. Understanding decisions for use of the ED is important to prevent high cost. OBJECTIVE: To examine caregiver factors associated with the decision to use the ED for asthma care in inner-city children with asthma. METHODS: One hundred fifty participants in a randomized clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a home-based asthma intervention were enrolled, and questionnaires were administered to caregivers during the child's ED asthma visit...
November 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777663/factors-associated-with-resident-continuity-in-ambulatory-training-practices
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Robert J Fortuna, Lynn Garfunkel, Michael D Mendoza, Megan Ditty, Julia West, Karen Nead, Brett W Robbins
BACKGROUND : Continuity of care is a critical element of residents' educational experience in primary care programs. OBJECTIVE : We examined how continuity in resident practices compares to nonteaching practices, identified factors associated with increased continuity, and explored the association between continuity and quality measures. METHODS : We analyzed 117 235 patient visits to 4 resident practices (26 resident teams in internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, and medicine-pediatrics) and 270 242 visits to nonteaching community practices between July 2013 and May 2014...
October 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757471/appointment-lead-time-policy-development-to-improve-patient-access-to-care
#14
Yu-Li Huang, Sarah M Bach
BACKGROUND: Patient access to care has been a known and continuing struggle for many health care providers. In spite of appointment lead time policies set by government or clinics, the problem persists. Justification for how lead time policies are determined is lacking. OBJECTIVES: This paper proposed a data-driven approach for how to best set feasible appointment target lead times given a clinic's capacity and appointment requests. METHODS: The proposed approach reallocates patient visits to minimize the deviation between actual appointment lead time and a feasible target lead time...
October 19, 2016: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753115/readability-of-pediatric-otolaryngology-information-by-children-s-hospitals-and-academic-institutions
#15
Kevin Wong, Jessica R Levi
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Evaluate the readability of pediatric otolaryngology-related patient education materials from leading online sources. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. METHODS: All pediatric otolaryngology-related articles from the online patient health libraries of the top 10 US News & World Report-ranked children's hospitals, top 5 Doximity-ranked pediatric otolaryngology fellowships, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery were collected...
October 18, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743336/improving-adherence-to-care-recommendations-using-a-community-health-worker-chw-intervention-with-the-pediatric-medical-home
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Sarah P Justvig, Justine Li, Giuseppina Caravella, Minqin Chen, Hua Wang, Lisa A Benz Scott, Susmita Pati
While CHW interventions improve health outcomes, evidence identifying specific domains of CHW-delivered support resulting in positive outcomes is limited. Our goals were to identify domains of CHW-delivered support that assist families with adhering to recommended pediatric care; and, to identify predictors of successful completion of an enriched medical home intervention (EMHI) using trained CHWs making home visits to provide health education and support positive health behaviors. We performed a prospective descriptive study of 88 families participating in a protocol-based EMHI...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741957/where-teachers-are-few-documenting-available-faculty-in-five-tanzanian-medical-schools
#17
Charles A Mkony, Ephata E Kaaya, Alex J Goodell, Sarah B Macfarlane
BACKGROUND: Faced with one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world, the Government of Tanzania is urging its medical schools to train more physicians. The annual number of medical students admitted across the country rose from 55 in the 1990s to 1,680 approved places for the 2015/16 academic year. These escalating numbers strain existing faculty. OBJECTIVE: To describe the availability of faculty in medical schools in Tanzania. DESIGN: We identified faculty lists published on the Internet by five Tanzanian medical schools for the 2011/12 academic year and analyzed the appointment status, rank, discipline, and qualifications of faculty members...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707900/patient-and-visit-level-variables-associated-with-late-arrival-to-pediatric-clinic-appointments
#18
Shona C Hang, Kristen Hassmiller Lich, Kevin J Kelly, Diane M Howell, Michael J Steiner
We conducted a cross-sectional study to evaluate timeliness of patient arrival at a pediatric multispecialty clinic. Bivariate and ordered logistic regression analyses were conducted to determine the odds of late arrival by specified patient- and visit-level characteristics. A total of 64 856 visits were available for analysis, of which 6513 (10.0%) were late arrivals. The odds of late arrival were higher for patients who spoke English (odds ratio [OR] = 1.34, P < .001) compared with those who spoke Spanish, had Medicaid (OR = 1...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706482/global-outreach-using-a-systematic-competency-based-training-paradigm-for-inguinal-hernioplasty
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Justin P Wagner, Alexander D Schroeder, Juan C Espinoza, Jonathan R Hiatt, John D Mellinger, Robert A Cusick, Robert J Fitzgibbons, Giampiero Campanelli, Marta Cavalli, Sergio Roll, Rodrigo A Silva, Wolfgang Reinpold, Louis-Franck Télémaque, Brent D Matthews, Charles J Filipi, David C Chen
Importance: Sustainable, capacity-building educational collaborations are essential to address the global burden of surgical disease. Objective: To assess an international, competency-based training paradigm for hernia surgery in underserved countries. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this prospective, observational study performed from November 1, 2013, through October 31, 2015, at 16 hospitals in Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti, Paraguay, and the Dominican Republic, surgeons completed initial training programs in hernia repair, underwent interval proficiency assessments, and were appointed regional trainers...
October 5, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27691903/association-between-possible-sleep-bruxism-and-sleep-characteristics-in-children
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Júnia Maria Serra-Negra, Mariana Batista Ribeiro, Ivana Meyer Prado, Saul Martins Paiva, Isabela Almeida Pordeus
AIMS: To evaluate the relationship between possible sleep bruxism and sleep characteristics in children. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional study was conducted through data collection of a pre-tested questionnaire answered by 111 parents on behalf of their children in the waiting room during their appointment at the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic of a public Brazilian university. The diagnosis of possible sleep bruxism was based on the international classification of sleep disorders (ICSD) criteria...
October 3, 2016: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
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